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It’s Confirmed: Kang Ha Neul will Appear in JTBC’s New Drama with Action Scenes


Kang Ha Neul is to play the main character of JTBC’s Insider




The upcoming Insider is an action-suspense drama in which the judicial intern ‘Yo Han’ (played by Kang Ha Neul) goes on an undercover investigation only to stumble down into a gambling scene within the prison.


As the main character, Kim Yo Han is a cautious figure who has the ability to think ahead of others, and a unique poker face. While he is caught in unexpected incidents during an investigation, he manages to turn all crises into opportunities, demonstrating his ability to survive. Kang Ha Neul is known to the public as a reliable and versatile actor who acts in dramas, movies, and plays. The actor perfected the role of Hwang Yong Sik, a gentle lover in KBS2’s drama When the Camellia Blooms.

Hence, he has won multiple awards including the 2019 KBS Best Actor Award, the 56th Baeksang Arts Awards as the Best Actor, the 15th Seoul Drama Awards, and the 2020 APAN Star Awards’ Best Actor Award in the category of Mini-Series.




Insider has emerged as a highly anticipated drama for the second half of 2021 since it announced the casting of Kang Ha Neul as the leading role. The drama is written by screenwriter Moon Man Sae and directed by Min Yeon Hong who previously worked on OCN’s Missing: The Other Side.


The new drama series Insider is to kick off in the second half of this year.



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Kim So Hyun And Kang Ha Neul Share A Fateful Meeting In “River Where The Moon Rises”




Get ready for a fateful encounter between Kim So Hyun and Kang Ha Neul in the upcoming drama “River Where the Moon Rises”!


A reinterpretation of a classic Goguryeo folk tale, “River Where the Moon Rises” is a KBS drama that will tell the famous love story of Princess Pyeonggang (played by Kim So Hyun) and On Dal (played by Ji Soo). Kim So Hyun will also play the role of Pyeonggang’s mother, Queen Yeon, while Kang Ha Neul will play On Dal’s father, General On Hyup.


In a newly released sneak peek of the drama, Pyeonggang and On Dal share their very first meeting as children. The young princess (played by Heo Jung Eun) has accompanied her mother on a long journey to the southernmost part of the kingdom, where they meet On Hyup and his son On Dal (the younger version of whom is played by Seo Dong Hyun).


A revered general and the chief of the Sunnobu tribe, On Hyup is in charge of protecting Goguryeo’s southern borders.


Together with his son, he respectfully greets the queen while kneeling to bow to her. However, both Pyeonggang and On Dal look intensely displeased as they glare at one another, piquing viewers’ curiosity as to what could have transpired between the children.


Meanwhile, the matching looks of deep concern on Queen Yeon’s and General On Hyup’s faces suggest that there is an unsettling reason why the queen has traveled all this way with her young daughter in tow.






The producers of “River Where the Moon Rises” commented, “Pyeonggang and On Dal, who are from different places and different social statuses, will meet for the first time through the queen’s journey.”


They went on to tease, “Not only will Queen Yeon’s journey mark Pyeonggang and On Dal’s first meeting, but it will also have a significant impact on the entire story. Please look forward to the start of the fateful saga that Pyeonggang and On Dal will write together, and we hope that you will eagerly await the first episode.”


“River Where the Moon Rises” premieres on “River Where the Moon Rises” premieres on February 15 at 9:30 p.m. KST and will be available on Viki.


In the meantime, check out a teaser for the drama with English subtitles below!



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[New Drama] "Insider"



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Directed by Min Yeon-hong

Written by Moon Man-se

Network: jTBC

With Kang Ha-neul,...


An action-suspense drama in which a judicial trainee who enters an infiltration investigation, struggles to win a hand that will change his fate in the prison gambling scene after falling into abyss.


Broadcast starting date in Korea : 2021/2nd half

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11 K-Drama Male Leads Who Would Be Amazing To Date In Real Life




We’ve made a list before (which you can find here), but in recent years, there have definitely been a fair share of male leads who have set some high standards when it comes to K-drama boyfriend material. When you think of your favorite K-drama male lead, there are a few obvious ones that come to mind and a few that you know definitely wouldn’t make that list, ie. Joo Dan Tae from “The Penthouse.”


And although it took everything in me to not put the perfect Ri Jung Hyuk from “Crash Landing On You” on the list, thinking about the fact that we would only be able to see him in Switzerland really didn’t make him the most ideal K-drama boyfriend – although a fair share of us really wouldn’t mind the trek.


But luckily, here are nine other K-drama male leads who would be perfect on all levels to date in real life.


Note: This list focuses on male leads from more recent years.



2. Kang Ha Neul – “When The Camellia Blooms”



Whenever Kang Ha Neul and his portrayal as the goofy lovestruck Hwang Yong Sik in “When The Camellia Blooms” comes to mind, I can’t help but hear his voice in my head: “Dong-Baek-Shi~!”




Kang Ha Neul’s character is everything you could ever want and more in a boyfriend. He is devoted, upfront with his feelings, not afraid to commit, and he always sticks up for Dong Baek (Gong Hyo Jin) no matter what. Even moreso, Kang Ha Neul proves he is perfect boyfriend quality when he takes Dong Baek’s son under his wing and makes sure to always be there for him. He stands up for her son when the coaches and other parents put him down; he plays the father figure role so effortlessly. Yong Sik is the perfect countryside boyfriend who is always willing to stay as loyal as a puppy dog.


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Kang Ha-neul to take on lead role in upcoming thriller 'Streaming'


Actor Kang Ha-neul [TH COMPANY]

Actor Kang Ha-neul [TH COMPANY]


Actor Kang Ha-neul will play the lead role in the upcoming thriller “Streaming,” the film’s distribution company Lotte Entertainment announced on Tuesday.
The movie, which also started shooting on Tuesday, is about a popular live streamer who streams the process of trying to uncover a serial killer.
Kang will portray the live streamer who specializes in content about criminal profiling and approaches the serial murder cases while also taking into account online comments, donations and his popularity as a streamer.
Jang Ho, the author of web novel “Justice” which was also made into a 2019 TV series, wrote the screenplay for “Streaming” and will take on the role of director.  
Kang debuted in 2007 and is best known for his roles in dramas “The Heirs” (2013), “Misaeng: Incomplete Life” (2014), “Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo” (2016) and “When the Camellia Blooms” (2019). He also appeared in movies “Twenty” (2015), “Dongju: The Portrait of a Poet” (2016), and “Midnight Runners” (2017).
BY HALEY YANG   [yang.hyunjoo@joongang.co.kr]



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*** According to report, his upcoming movie begins filming today (March2). "Streaming" is expected to provide fresh fun to the audience with livestream features. :smile:

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[HanCinema's News] 10 K-Drama Characters We Can't Help But Gush Over


K-Dramas have taken over the world and with their popularity, the brilliant worlds that they've built through their narratives have stolen millions of hearts already. Characters are the primary charms of any and all narratives and in K-Dramas in particular, they have an innately endearing quality which makes them memorable beyond the realms of the drama. Here are our top 10 favourite K-Drama characters who stole our hearts!



Hwang Yong-sik



The bearer of the flag of justice and also the sweetest heart, Hwang Yong-sik is hard to forget. Not only did he make Dong-baek fall in love with him but us too! "When the Camellia Blooms" wouldn't have been half as entertaining and endearing as it is if Kang Ha-neul hadn't taken up the role of Yong-sik and for that, we're eternally grateful.



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Epistolary Romance Starring Kang Ha-neul, Chun Woo-hee Set for Release Next Month




Kang Ha-neul and Chun Woo-hee are ready to show their romantic chemistry in an upcoming film which is slated for release in late April.


"Story of You and the Rain" tells the story of a man and a woman who take some solace by exchanging letters.


Kang plays a man who lives a life of uncertainty while preparing for a college entrance exam.


Chun appears as a strong-minded woman who receives a letter addressed to her sister and begins exchanging letters with the man who sent it.


The epistolary romance between two youngsters who give comfort and encouragement to each other is expected to warm the hearts of viewers at a time when everyday life has become difficult for many.


The film will hit local theaters on April 28.



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Kang Ha-neul was 'in tears' when reading 'Waiting for Rain' script
Actors Kang Ha-neul, right, and Chun Woo-hee pose during a press conference for "Waiting for Rain" in Seoul, Wednesday. / Courtesy of Kidari ENT, Sony Pictures

By Kwak Yeon-soo

"Waiting for Rain," featuring actors Kang Ha-neul and Chun Woo-hee, is a romance drama that stirs up nostalgia for the 2000s. It features a youthful vibe and captures raw emotions that each of us can relate to.

Set in 2003, the film tells the story of Young-ho (played by Kang), an unmotivated student who is studying for the college entrance exam for the third time. One day, he sends a letter to his elementary school classmate So-young to regain his verve and passion for life.

On behalf of So-young who is ill, her sister So-hee (Chun) writes back and the two continue to exchange letters while trying to sort out their lives. The two agree to meet each other in person if it rains on Dec. 31.

Director Cho Jin-mo, who previously helmed the comedy flick, "Suspicious Customers" (2011), and the romance drama, "Making Family" (2016), said he simply used letters as a tool to add an element of narrative and induce a retro feeling that blends well with a nostalgic plot.

"I think letters are the best way to express one's feelings. They also encourage our imagination because we often think about recipients and their reaction when writing. However, I'd like to note that the dialogue between the two characters in the film is far more important than the letters that serve as a communication tool," he said during a press conference for the film, Wednesday.

Director Cho also shared a reason for naming the film (whose Korean title is "The Story of the Rain and You") after a popular song title. "The film has no connection with the song. I just wanted a title that showcases the warm and flirtatious sentiment of the film," he added.

Actor Kang, who has portrayed a wide variety of characters throughout his career, is returning to the big screen for the first time in four years after the mystery thriller, "Forgotten." He continues to play a character that inspires youthfulness as he did in previous hits such as tvN's "Misaeng: Incomplete Life" (2014), "Twenty" (2015) and "Dongju: The Portrait of a Poet" (2016).

"Unlike other films whose storylines I tried to look at through the eyes of the characters, I was able to look at this one through my own eyes. I have many similarities with Young-ho's character," he said.

Kang said he was in tears when he read the script for the first time while serving in the military. "I was moved to tears when reading the script. I felt embarrassed to cry in front of others, so I went to bed right away," he said.


The 31-year-old actor shared great remarks about working with Chun and Kang So-ra, who plays Young-ho's close friend Su-jin and adds a little bit of flair to her scenes.

"There was so much trust between Chun and I. Although there weren't that many scenes together, I could tell from her aura that she is an actress without limits. I said to myself, 'I should only worry about myself and the rest will be fine," he said. "It was really nice to reunite with So-ra after filming 'Misaeng' together back in 2014. We had a great chemistry because I felt comfortable around her."

Chun said she could not think of anyone better than Kang to play Young-ho's character. "Kang truly embodied the role and nailed it. In real life, he is just as lovely and generous as the character. I understand why people compliment his personality so much," she said.

The actress went on to explain her character So-hee in the film. "So-hee is a person who has sympathy for others. Among the characters I have played so far, I think So-hee mostly resembles my real-life personality," she said.

"However if I were So-hee, I wouldn't reply to Young-ho's letter. I'd rather find him and talk to him in person rather than exchanging letters."

"Waiting for Rain" will hit local theaters, April 28.



credit : Korea Times


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20 hours ago, sky5joyous said:


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@sky5joyous, thanks for sharing this. KHN is surely very busy now promoting his upcoming movie. During the presscon, he said that Young Ho is a reminiscent of his younger self. He said that Young Ho reminds him most about his past. Looking forward for the movie to hit the K-theaters on April 28. :grin:

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